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An image of Sydney, Australia, 1979 by Fiona Hall

Fiona Hall

(Australia 1953 – )

Title
Sydney, Australia, 1979
Year
1979
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions

27.7 x 27.6 cm image; 40.5 x 30.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated c. verso, pencil "Fiona Hall/ ...1979".
Credit
Purchased 1981
Accession number
230.1981
Copyright
© Fiona Hall
Location
Not on display
Further information

Fiona Hall's diversified practice includes installation, mixed media and photography. She trained as both a painter and photographer in Sydney, London and Rochester, New York, before returning to Australia to work professionally and teach in the early 1980s. Her early photographs present intriguing and seductive images of the world, unexpected glimpses of life and places such as the Harbour Bridge behind fibro houses and banana leaves in 'Sydney, Australia, 1979'. Documentary becomes truly a process of revealing what we might otherwise miss. Hall's work also plays with light, and its ability to both reveal and cloak.

Bibliography (4)

Natasha Bullock, Australian postwar photodocumentary, Sydney, 2004. no catalogue numbers

Julie Ewington, Fiona Hall, Annandale, 2005, 38 (illus.).

Kay Vernon, Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Sydney, 1990. cat.no. 96

Michael Wardell, My city of Sydney, Sydney, 2000. no catalogue numbers

Exhibition history (6)

The Bridge, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Mar 1982–09 May 1982

Contemporary Photography from the Collection (1984), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Jun 1984–12 Aug 1984

Harbour hymns, city songs: visions of Sydney from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Jan 1990–11 Mar 1990

Souvenirs of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 Mar 1992–10 May 1992

My city of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 02 Sep 2000–22 Oct 2000

Australian postwar photodocumentary, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Jun 2004–08 Aug 2004